Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has directed the State Crime Branch to probe into the murder of five-year-old girl Pari of Jadupur village in Nayagarh district, informed Dibya Shankar Mishra, Minister of State (Home), in the Legislative Assembly today.
As many as 34 suspects have so far been questioned while four persons underwent polygraph test at the State Forensic Science Laboratory here in connection with the case, said Mishra in the House.
The deceased girl’s father Ashok Sahoo and mother Saudamini had yesterday attempted self-immolation outside the Odisha Legislative Assembly demanding justice for their daughter. Alleging police inaction in the case, the couple accused minister Arun Kumar Sahoo of shielding accused Babuli Nayak. They claimed that Nayak is a close aide of the Nayagarh MLA.
Notably, the child had gone missing while playing in front of her house on July 14. Later on July 23, her decomposed body was found packed in a sack behind the house near a pond. Her parents alleged that Nayak had kidnapped and murdered their daughter.
The Nayagarh Sadar police had registered a case under Sections 363, 364, 302, and 201 of the IPC on the basis of a complaint lodged by the couple.